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Top 10 Reasons to Be a Chiropractor
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What is Chiropractic
If you’re considering becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College is the place for you. We’re the first and largest chiropractic college in the world. One in every five chiropractic students in the U.S. is enrolled at a Palmer campus, and more than one-third of all practicing doctors of chiropractic are Palmer graduates. Here you’ll find world-class facilities equipped with state-of-the-art learning tools, and experienced professors who care about your success.
If you have the drive to care for patients without drugs or surgery, take the next step toward your future now.
At Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest chiropractic college, you’ll find excellence in teaching and real-world chiropractic preparation. You’ll learn a wide variety of chiropractic techniques while you earn the prestigious Palmer degree. Most importantly, you’ll receive a great value for the cost of your education.
Here’s a list of the top 10 reasons why you should get your Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Top 10 reasons to be a Palmer chiropractor
1. Chiropractic began at Palmer. Since then, Palmer College has grown to be the largest chiropractic school in the world.
2. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is the largest and most funded chiropractic research program in the U.S.
3. You’ll get on-the-job training at the Palmer Clinics, where 170,000 patient visits are delivered every year.
4. Only Palmer offers you three campuses to choose from. San Jose, California. Davenport, Iowa and Port Orange, Florida.
5. You’ll learn from the most published instructors in the profession, many of whom wrote the textbooks used at other chiropractic schools.
6. Over 1/3 of all practicing chiropractors have the prestigious Palmer degree.
7. Palmer chiropractors are known for their advanced adjusting skills. Palmer’s technique training is world-class.
8. Only Palmer offers free financial and business training to help you succeed.
9. For many patients, it’s the single most influential factor in choosing a doctor of chiropractic. Eight out of 10 alumni agree that having a Palmer degree gives them an edge on their competitors.
10. You can help build the healthy communities of tomorrow. The health-care world needs you now more than ever because consumers need better alternatives for neck and back pain. There has never been a better time to shine.
Be a Palmer Chiropractor.
Palmer College of Chiropractic is a leader in sports chiropractic. Whether your goal is to work with Olympic athletes or weekend warriors, Palmer chiropractors help athletes perform at their highest level.
Chiropractic is a growing health-care profession that help patients maintain optimal health without drugs or surgery. An estimated 50 million Americans see a chiropractor each year to reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance. Chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care.
Chiropractors use their hands to safely and specifically adjust joints in the spine and other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, restore proper nerve function, and improve mobility. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors may also provide soft tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
They focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related disorders and other painful joint issues.
Chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.
A Chiropractic adjustment…
A very safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility.
Accidents, falls, stress or overexertion can negatively impact your spine or other joints.
These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the boy. Left unresolved, this can make you more susceptible to chronic problems.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase movement and improve performance.
Chiropractic care cost…
The same as, or less than, other types of health care and is included in most health insurance plans.
With other health-care providers every day. They are trained to refer you to the appropriate specialist when needed.
Scientific research, clinical experience, and patient preferences to provide the best care possible.
95% of past-year users say it’s effective! 89% recommend to family & friends!
Chiropractic is… safe, effective, affordable care.
Palmer Main Campus Walking Tour
Palmer Main Campus Student Tour
Palmer Florida Campus Walking Tour
The Palmer College of Chiropractic main campus is a unique blend of history and innovation. You’ll find that blend reflected throughout campus. Our most historic classroom, Philosophy Hall, features interactive digital technology. Our anatomy training combines classic cadaver study with cutting-edge 3D digital software. Plus, study spaces throughout campus position creative seating options admist historic artifacts from around the world. Why? Because even our past was forward-thinking.
See yourself at Palmer College of Chiropractic through this virtual walk-through of Main Campus. Hear from current students and picture yourself learning in the same place where chiropractic was founded. Learn why Palmer is The Trusted Leader of Chiropractic® on our Admissions pages.
Only Palmer Florida offers you the prestige of the Palmer degree with the coastal lifestyle of the Daytona Beach region. At Palmer Florida, interactive classrooms combined with continual hands-on learning experiences will help you transform into a successful Doctor of Chiropractic.
Join us on a walking tour of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida. View our classrooms, clinics, student and radiology labs, and more!
The Value of my Palmer Education
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Emil Tompkins, D.C. practices in Tucson, Arizona. He believes Palmer College gave him the best resources to become a leading chiropractor in his community. “I was able to not only learn how to be a chiropractor… but also how to teach the world about chiropractic.”
Nashali Cruz, a Palmer student from Puerto Rico, completed the last year of her undergraduate education at Palmer College while also completing her first year of study in the Doctor of Chiropractic program. Nashali said the admissions teams was extremely helpful when it came to starting at Palmer College.
“They helped me through understanding what classes I needed to complete in my undergrad before coming here,” said Nashali. “You’re going to have family. You make wonderful connections.”
Palmer student Michael Agyei says the Quad Cities offers plenty of activities for students off-campus, while Palmer is a great place to learn several chiropractic techniques. “Palmer does a great job of teaching you how to diagnose a lot of conditions that are in the musculoskeletal realm, and outside of it. I think the most surprising thing for me is the amount of knowledge you really do gain,” he said.
Former elite gymnast Rachel Gowey plans to help athletes excel in their sport through chiropractic. “The Palmer education is unlike any other. They really set you up for absolute success,” said Gowey.
Palmer College is the oldest and largest chiropractic college. Learn more about Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic program at palmer.edu/admissions.
Palmer student Rebecca Axtman says the College’s extraordinary clinic program prepares students for real-world scenarios.
“I wanted something to do for the rest of my life; some kind of work that was meaningful, that impacted people in a long-term way. Chiropractic met all of those boxes.”
It’s within your power to succeed at Palmer.
Ricci Swiderek chose Palmer because she found everything she needed to succeed all in one place. From helpful faculty and staff to a supportive student body and impactful tutoring programs, Ricci used Palmer’s extensive student resources to her advantage to develop the academic and clinical skills that will launch her chiropractic career forward.
Lauren Lybbert earned her undergrad at West Point followed by five years of active duty in the U.S. Army. She knew Palmer College was the right place for a new career.
“My experience at Palmer has been great,” says Lybbert, who is also the women’s rugby team captain. “Absolutely come here. There’s been a lot of new spaces added. It’s really a state-of-the-art place to get your education.”
Esau Simpson competed in the swimming world championships in 2011, continuing on to compete in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men’s 100 meter freestyle. Simpson then became inspired to help athletes competing internationally through chiropractic.
“I believe in science, and I love people, and I love working with my hands,” says Palmer Florida student Nicole Bennett. After serving six years in the Marine Corps reserves, Bennett discovered the benefits of chiropractic and now encourages other active military members to seek chiropractic care for pain relief. For Bennett, choosing Palmer was a no-brainer. “I personally don’t think that it gets any better than where it all started.”
My name is Nicole Bennett, and I’m going to be a chiropractor. I believe in science, and I love people, and I love working with my hands. So it’s the perfect combination of all of them. I served 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserves. It’s interesting to have those experiences and now have this knowledge and say, Wow, I wish I would have went to a chiropractor the whole entire time that I was in and it just makes me want to tell everybody that is still in the military in general, to please go. I chose Palmer because it all started here. And I personally don’t think that it gets any better than where it all started. I scheduled a campus visit, and the rest was history. Right after that. I came here and I knew it. I knew I needed to be here.
Living in the Quad Cities
Living in Daytona Beach
Palmer’s main campus is located in the Quad Cities region, a cool, creative, connected, and prosperous bi-state community centered on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Encompassing six counties in Illinois and Iowa, the area offers something for everyone. The Quad Cities region is nestled on the only section of the Mississippi River that runs east to west, and students enjoy the 200+ miles of running, hiking and biking trails, and the great fishing and boating opportunities throughout the region. Experience year-round festivals and special events, immerse yourself in the Quad Cities’ strong and diverse music scene, learn about the community’s rich history and culture and taste the flavor of local flair – all in the Quad Cities.
Discover it Here.
Enjoy it Here.
Savor it Here.
Kick it Here.
Explore it Here.
Create it Here.
Build it Here.
Bring it Here.
Make it Here.
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Palmer Florida students always have plenty do to during study breaks, from hitting the beach to checking out the local attractions or visiting Walt Disney World, which is only an hour away. The Florida campus is just minutes away from Daytona Beach and the Daytona International Speedway, not to mention the many concert venues, theaters, restaurants and museums within close proximity.
Daytona Beach is where your carefree spirit gets kicked into high gear, where good times go full throttle. Experience the legacy of speed in a place where racing was born, or slow things down by savoring fresh seafood and good conversation served with a breathtaking waterfront view. Reconnect with nature along miles of nature trails. Wind your way through Spanish moss. Paddle off the grid, or make friends with a manatee. Outdoor excursions are endless here.
Get your fill of shopping and entertainment, and discover a one-of-a-kind treat to take back home. Expand your horizons among the city’s rich, historic, and cultural scene. From our Smithsonian-affiliated museum to the Sugar Mill Plantation, learning is anything but boring here. Swing into town for world-famous golf courses and fun that goes beyond the green.
Daytona Beach has the perfect place for you to stay and play, because a visit to Daytona Beach is more than a vacation. It’s an escape from the daily grind — a place of renewal, rejuvenation, and new family memories. In Daytona Beach, you have a 500-foot-wide beach backdrop to cartwheel, frolic, and roam.
Your endless adventure awaits. With 23 miles of expansive beaches, you have the freedom to be yourself. This is wide open fun. Plan your getaway now.